First ‘Southern Soul Assembly Tour’ Debuts In March

JJ Grey, Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson will appear on the first ever   Destinations for the 16-date adventure include Cincinnati, Atlanta, Austin and Boston.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds Racecourse, New Orleans, La.

The idea behind the road trip is to present artists with Southern musical roots in a songwriter-in-the-round setting where they can play music and tell stories.  Factor in intimate venues giving fans that up-close-and-personal feel and you have the “Southern Soul Assembly Tour.”

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Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Telluride, Colo.

But not all four artists hail from the South. Grey calls Jacksonville, Fla., his hometown and Marc Broussard is a Louisiana native.  North Mississippi Allstars guitarist/vocalist Luther Dickinson is from, well, Mississippi, although he spent the first 12 years of his life in Tennessee.

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Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Ga.

Then there’s Sweden-born Anders Osborne who moved to New Orleans in the mid ’80s.  The man who wrote “Favorite Son” and “Pleasing You” calls Louisiana his home.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds Racecourse, New Orleans, La.

Here’s the tour:

March 19 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Taft Theatre
March 20 – Nashville, Tenn., War Memorial Auditorium
March 21 – Atlanta, Ga., Center Stage Theater
March 22 – Savannah, Ga., Savannah Music Festival
March 23 – Live Oak, Fla., Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park (Suwannee Springfest)
April 1 – Mobile, Ala., Saenger Theatre
April 2 – Birmingham, Ala., WorkPlay Theatre
April 3 – Meridian, Miss., MSU Riley Center
April 4 – Baton Rouge, La., Manship Theatre
April 5 – Larose, La., T-Boise Blues Festival
April 7 – Austin, Texas, Texas Union Ballroom
April 8 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
April 9 – Norwalk, Conn., Norwalk Concert Hall
April 10 – Wilmington, Del., Grand Opera House
April 11 – Lewisburg, W.Va., Carnegie Hall
April 12 – Washington, D.C., The Howard Theatre 

Tickets for many shows are on sale now.  For more information visit and be sure to check out the tour’s Facebook page.